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Samyang 8mm F/2.8 UMC Fish-eye

Samyang 8mm F/2.8 UMC Fish-eye
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Samyang 8mm F/2.8 UMC Fish-eye review: specs and price

Samyang 8mm F/2.8 UMC Fish-eye

Why is Samyang 8mm F/2.8 UMC Fish-eye better than the average?

  • Weight
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    217gvs329.18g
  • Wide aperture (main camera)
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    f/2.8 vsf/3.0
  • Widest aperture at maximum focal length
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    2.8fvs3.7f
  • Minimum focus distance
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    0.3mvs0.39m
  • Smallest aperture at maximum focal length
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    22fvs21.68f
  • Maximum angle of view
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    180°vs60.84°
  • Minimum focal length
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    8mmvs29.98mm
  • Smallest aperture at minimum focal length
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    22fvs21.37f

Price comparison

General info

1.weight

217g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.Has a metal mount
Samyang 8mm F/2.8 UMC Fish-eye
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
3.has or is a prime lens
Samyang 8mm F/2.8 UMC Fish-eye
A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
4.minimum focal length

8mm

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
5.Is a fisheye lens
Samyang 8mm F/2.8 UMC Fish-eye
A fisheye lens is an ultra-wide angle lens designed to capture a large amount of a scene. It normally has a viewing angle between 100 and 180 degrees, and gives a very unique look to an image because of the extreme amount of distortion.
6.Includes lens hood
Samyang 8mm F/2.8 UMC Fish-eye
It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

Optics

1.maximum angle of view

180°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
2.minimum angle of view

180°

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).
3.optical zoom

1x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Aperture

1.wide aperture (main camera)

f/2.8

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

2.8f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
4.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

22f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
5.aperture blades

6

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

Focus

1.Can focus to infinity
Samyang 8mm F/2.8 UMC Fish-eye
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
2.minimum focus distance

0.3m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

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